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The Confucius Institute complements its Chinese language and culture courses with other inspirational events. They include flagship annual concerts, public talks, workshops, scholarships and study tours.


We run a number of events throughout the year. Find out more about what's coming up below. To be informed of future events, sign up to our newsletter.

 “Brilliant... with an unimpeachable command”— The Guardian, 2009

Beibei Wang extraordinary gifts as a percussionist have seen her rise to international attention in blazingly short time. Her appearance in this gala concert marks her Australian debut. Don’t miss this entirely original and exhilarating percussion perfroamce!

Date: Sunday 22 September, 2pm
Venue: Verbrugghen Hall, Sydney Conservatorium of Music
Price: $45 Full / $35 Concession
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The University of Sydney Confucius Institute and Lotus Dining Group are excited to bring you an Exclusive Mother’s Day Lunch at The Gardens by Lotus.

Located inside the tranquil and elegant Chinese Garden of Friendship, The Gardens by Lotus is a one-of-a-kind Chinese dining experience: a modern interpretation of a traditional Chinese teahouse. The menu complements its location, offering traditional Chinese dishes with an innovative twist.

Celebrate Mother’s Day in this beautiful city oasis; sit back and relax, and let us delight you with exquisite Chinese music and delicious food, and provide you with some intimate memories to take home.

Special features

  • A set menu of delicious Chinese cuisine and tea
  • Beautiful view of the Chinese garden
  • Chinese music live performance (30 minutes)
  • A photo of your group by a professional photographer
  • Head chef personally introduces the menu
  • Intimate time with your loved ones

Date: 5 May 2019, 12-2pm

Location: The Gardens by Lotus, Chinese Garden of Friendship, Pier St, Darling Harbour NSW 2000

Fee: $55pp (min. 2 people per booking)

Spaces are limited. Book now

Check out the Australian National Maritime Museum's latest exhibition On Sharks & Humanity (from now until 2 June 2019). The Confucius Institute proudly supports this thought-provoking exhibition about shark protection showcasing work from some of China’s leading contemporary artists.

To support the Australian National Maritime Museum’s latest exhibition On Sharks & Humanity, the Confucius Institute organised a guided tour and a Lunar New Year celebratory lunch for our partners and Chinese media on 22 February 2019. Together we learnt that sharks—much maligned and misunderstood—are critical to our oceans’ ecosystems.

The Museum is Australia’s centre for maritime collections, exhibitions, research, and archaeology. Until 2 June, this thought-provoking exhibition of shark protection showcases works from some of China’s leading contemporary artists, such as Chen Wenling, Fan Xiaoyan, Fan Xueyi, Gao Xiaowu, Li Hui, Li Jiwei, Ren Zhe, Wang Luyan, Weng Fen, Xia Hang, Yang Kai, Zheng Lu, Zou Liang and more.

Find out more about the Maritime Museum and exhibition